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PAGE Mm BLYTHEVJLLE, (AUK.) COURIER NEWS 2, 1931 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUIUEK NEWS CO., PUBLISHERS C. H. BADCOCK, Editor H. W. HA1NSS, Advertising Manager So!o National Advertising Representatives'. The Thomas P. Clark Co. Inc., New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, Saa Antonio, San fctauelsco, Chicago, SI. Louis. Published Every Afternoon Except Sunday. Entered as second class matter at the post • ofltce at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congicss October 9, 1917. Served by tl:e United Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES By carrier In the city ol Wythevllle. 15c ]«r week or $5.00 per year in advance. bv mail within n radius of 50 miles', $3.00 per year, 51.50 for six months, 85c for three monllis; by' mall In postal zones Uvo to six, Inclusive, £6.50 per year. In zones seven and eight, S10.CO per year, payable In advance. Cheaper b He/p Ourselves Not the least of the evils connected with the Browing pvaciite of, looking to Little Rock or to Washington for things which \ve ought to provide for ourselves is its destructive e!Y;ct upon our sense of responsibility. The school situation is n case in point. We in Mississippi county have the wealth and, let us hops, the ability to provide for ourselves the educational facilities which we need, but because it hr.s become the custom to look for "state aid" in every difficulty we arc sitting back, lotting things slide, secure in the confidence that sooner or later the state legislature and the state department of education will find a way to pull us out of our hole. Xo doubt the state will conic to our rescue, but if past experience is any indication we will pay clenrly for the help which we will receive. The stale will redeem our .schools from bankruptcy, anil charge us double for the service. When we get around to finding out what has happened to us we will learn that we arc paying what it would cost us to help ourselves, plus as mucli, again to feed the bureaucratic . tapeworm and, to "equalize" educational oppoi'tunities in Evening Shade and Mountain Home. . The thing to be kept in mind is that state iv.oscy is not manna from heaven. It has to come from laxi'.libn, just H8 ; local money does. When we decline the responsibility of meeting our own needs, ; refuse to tax ourselves to provide educational or other services, and call _. upon the state to do the job for us, ,'• we are simply inviting burdens greater *han those we seek to escape. This is particularly true in the case of a county such as Mississippi, with wealth in excess of the itate average. Even after the overhead is taken out many of the hill counties no. doubt derive substantial advantage from state aid, but for a county such as this it is simply a • relatively painless method of doubling taxation. What we iuei.1 to cure the financial difficulties which beset our local educational establishment, and what other communities in this and other similarly situated counties need, is not state aid but the right to impose upon themselves taxes sufficient to provide schools of the jquality they demand. Survey Condemns Grand Jury System The grand jury system Is mucked as a fruitful cause of delay in Ihc administration of Justice, a source of official Muffins and bargaining between prosecutor nnd defendant, and as a mere "rubber stamp" for the prosecuting attorney in a report based on a reccn'. national survey of the system In operation, aci-ordltig to nn article In the New York Times. Thi' report ' was Issued by I'rof. Raymond ». Moley, ur the Law School of Columbia University, .-.nd the survey \vns llnanccd by a grant from (tie Social Science Research Council and combined under the auspices of the Legislative Drafting Fund of the University. The report pointed out that tlic grand Jury system Is retained In twenty-four stairs. It compared data concerning major criminal operations In four of these stales with the results In four of the states In which, with minor exceptions, criminal action may br. started by information, much to Ihc disadvantage of ll'.e former. "Surveys In New York nnd Illinois." according to t|ie report, "make It iniit-.' clear Ural one of the most serious causes ol delay Is (he wall, for grand jury action. In New York tlio medium time Interval during which cases walled for tho grond jury was twelve days.in New York City,' twenty-nine days In the six cities noxUri'Blzo, 'and-thirty-seven days tor the rural parts of the State." In Pennsylvania it wns found that.II took fifty-six clays to try the average criminal casts, of which forty were consumed by ; tho wait, for Brand jury action. Tho practice, of charging one crime In the in- dlctmcnl and then accepting a plea to a less serious one Was found most commonly In New York and Illinois. States permitting Information Instead of in- rUclment, tho report said, presented a marked contrast. In Missouri the prosecutor was lound to require only, nine days for filing llic- Information out of a total of forty for the entire trial. What is more, the proportion of convictions In the "Information" stales was found to bo decidedly higher. "To prove the Grand jury largely a 'rubber stamp,"' says the Times account of the report, "Dr. Molcy recorded cases handled by 162 prosecutors In all but two of the grand Jury Slates. In 35 per cent ot 7,414 cases the prosecutor's opinion coincided with (he action of the grand jury. The latter body, according to (he report, thus provides an avenue by which the prosecutor may escape responsibility for action over which he really exerts a'dominant Influence." The conclusion ai'.d recommendation of the report is of course that the grand Jury system be abol- ishcd. —American Bar Association Journal. By George Clark ITutulla stove on a rock nnd was I barely beached before she sank. | Big Junks Passing i The big junks that used lo b? : seen, on the Yangtze hart? been i mostly driven off by the pirates j and steamer competition. It used | to take three or four hundred men J from six weeks to three months to pull them by ropes about. 350 m!lei through strong current, a naval officer recalls, and they received about I a dollar for the lap. Often the precession wcutd Ilml Itself on a n.ir- ;row, precarious tou-pach and If tnc - Junk hit a whirlpool they were .likely to be jerked to their deaths. | So each man carried a knife, liu ; story goes, to cut the rope jiui 'behind him If he turned and s.'. .v | I death coming. Even today group: , I of a score or more men are to i seen towing small junks upstream ! and sometimes tney ulso are i ed down. Gunboat officers have seen many as 00 bodies in a day (!:»:i ing down tile Yangtze, mrluduyj ! many Chinese killed in liglits. ; Armed naval guards en As.iOri- can merchant vessels have* their troubles, tco. Lieutenant. Cameron Winalow of the Panay received j the Navy Cross b.st year afier bringing the S. S. Chi I'iny 1 through an attack. Wo'iind-.-d in the Hugh, he kept, his uv.tcl:ii!e-bU!i spitting bullets and alter (he figiU they found nearly 300 rifle anJ machine-gun build holes in the Chi Ping. SURE YOU'RE RIGHT- "Thill's flic sphinx in Egypt- Wilton?" HE IRISH POTATO e GEM.W AM UxCXAN tttfATO.CXSCQVEPFD GKW1M3 IN A.V,ERlCA,Tffi fW«O GETS rvV NftMS fROM-fle FfrCf it BECAME POPULAR *HEN \EEUND. EAL VS NOf 1HE ? ANY SPECIE? OF ANIMAL, rfis s',tfiELY-ruE<fiAOE FOK. COMMON f,MjSm?A" W-.DEUPTORESEWBVE CHURCH EXCUSES "y George W. Uarliam — I made preparation to so to. Church last -Sunday. I leel sure it' scjinslhhii had nci happened I! 1 have own Ideas of giving ' CHARLEMAGNE'S BIRTH On April 2, 742, Charlemagne, ; French name of Charles t::e Great, . king of the Franks and Roxan con- : queror, was born In either Aix-la:Chapelle or Ingelheim, j Charlemagne began his conquests crossing the Alps and comple . At Easier of this same year 50-50 Bandit Robs 1 have r.ot been in Church only such cases. tiicia,, of " two or tin u> times in the past four J; H is interesting to know that I years. I feel like I have Had good :'thc modern methods of treating - For several years thereafter ruisOTs for not going. i Uses" iwo diseases, through the Charlemagne made frequent oxps- To start with, about four years use of insulin for the diabetes anri | dtilons into Sprsm. He later de- 50 1 was deeply interested in | u r liver extract for the pernicious • tealc<1 llle Saxoiu and carried his Most women think that Easter gives them sufficient excuse to set high hat. "Let's lalk shop," as one bargain hunter said to the other. The extent of calisthenics for the average American, it would seem, Is between hands up and thumbs down. | an alternative to the com=e jn : gymnastics, with John J. Foran of Washington Cabbie I 1 **' 0 "' vcu ' rau ™ud?vnie hoofer, 0 as instructor. WASHINGTON, 'UP) — Wash-j Already some 250 young n-.en, m- ington recently has been the scene \ eluding many athletes, have turned of a great many "polite" holdups-' from the science of weight-lifting, Many persons have reported lo the j bar-chinning, and other exacting police that they had been robbed j fiats to tuneful tap-dancing, in "by'the nicest man, who said 'I'm I which exercise and pleasure are sorry' when he took the money." : combined. But Henry Smith, a cab driver,. reported a holdup that police think: s ° orallcri ls thc c(mrse in tcr Pis entitled to first prize. An im- dontlfled man approached Smith and demanded his money. "I have only 80 cents." replied the victim. ' uchore that . ai? elUiblc for It. npperclassmcn Announcements "Give me that," spoke the rob- - - — ber. But after a moment's con- i The Courier Me'.vs has been au- sirhration, he remarked, "Well,! thorlzcd to make (he following 60-50 basis." Church work Not so much for anemia have been uniformly good ] arms into Bohemia, Bavaria, and give n-.c 40 cents of It. I work on a announcements, subject to the will vhat I thought of my particular: In patients recently treated by these ' Hungary. The Prankish dominion 1 " - ... Church, but because I thought the i methods. ' novr comprised the whole of France, Church was the finest institution I Another reason why :;icse two ; flri(l mos ' of Germany and Austria, have. I felt the Church stcoafdiseases are perhaps seen more ire- I Or eat as a warrior, Charlcmagn; the right liuuj and that it is leniently now than formerly is ths;«as even greater as an admiiiistra- he medium through which God ex- fact that formerly either ouu of; tcr ai 'd «™ ™>er. He divided the peels to reach his people, through! Uiem \vas quite capable of killing I empire systematically, placing each ivhich we are taught the things j oil people promptly, whereas mod- .division under military, judicial.! foments Take Coui'se in Tap Dancing! MEDFORD. Mas;.. (UP)—Tap-! Christ stood for. But there are | C ru "methods of treatment make it j al!d «vi! authority. A real, but | dancing has become one of the- seine things even n man who lota i possible lor such people lo live -"<>"• .icnas.ce.nce of learning took j most popular courses at Tufis Gol-j liic Chini'h as I do can't stand j longer, so tl'.at the second disease . I' 1 - 100 iu l '- ic Prankish klngo'cm. I !e;c. ; It was established in January as for. I saw frankly lha man who has feelings and if I gel the idea that, soiuccne is deliberately trying lo hurt me I very quickly let them know how I feel mcl tnen get out. can't stand i longer, so tl'.at Hie soi-oncl disease. I' 1 - 100 iu l!ic at I am a | puts in appearance after the first.! Charlemagne di appi Associated with (he use of liver ; extract ami insulin, it. is customary to give such patients a diet rich in ; • vitamins in order to build r.p their j • resistance and state of nutrition, j t'.ie Prankish tiled January 28, 814.' of the people at the municipal j election to be held April 7: i For Miiyur A. B. FAIRFIELD NEILL HEED (He-Election, 2nd Term) W. C. LAWLEU I-'or City Treasurer ROSS BEAVERS (re-election. 2nd term) WASHINGTON LETTER Tile best eye-opener, according tion Pete, Is the alarm clock. to I'rohibl- No, Dorothy, a hoax is not a garden tool \iscd for chopping purposes. A Cleveland Judge has-been named a irwt- ball referee. Whereas he formerly heard both sides and then gave a decision, now he'll give a decision and then hear both sides. The Hist i:i liie Aimrlw. X.i'..i | bnat 011:2 tnmc :n witli somo 250 , d L"s icr TC.II:; Wi'Iinut l-'i;hlii!i; i b'.illet holes in her hull. The ban- Anyliody. liut Ciiir,bG:i's on t!i? : di's are often .smart enough laccn- ; ll^cr in cbinn Art.- r.n- j in Constant \Y;rf;\T?. I IIY KOI)Si:y UIJTCHEK NliA Service \VritiT COT OUR WAY By Williams' lie OF \ DoDES. BuTt I HOPE TH£P?'s!. KkD TORM FOR ccal themselves at some r-sp^chlly tough spot along the river whore; ccmmanilcr an:i crev: nidsl give: nearly all their attention to navigating. Tl'.cy can rarely be seer.. • WASHINGTON.— Them's alvi> si as they hide behind burhes and something doing en '.ha Y.nv;U.' j recks high up on the bunks. No. river. The rest of lhr> American i gimtoal ever yet Jailed to return! navy goes for yrars wilhn.it lij'.i:- j the fire a'.ul silence it. but it is harj ' ing anybody, but t':.e Gunbeat- of! to hit any bandits or rlctr-rniinc t!u i the Yangtze Pa'.rol arc ensascd i;i | extent of casualties. The gun- j constant pot-shot warfare hi;h'> boats are armed with anti-aircraft; armed Chines; wlia attack It frciu I guns because in t'r.e gorges, it is j the river's bank.'. sometimes necessary to siirat ::!-1 In the lar.t year no', one cJ '.':-.,'' most straight up itit3 the air. It eight s'.r.iba.;;.'. Ins made a trip u : >; was provins so diificult tn iicnet.;".? the river nithout beiiiB fnv.l n:>i:-. .the high bandi: nests a fe;v ye.i:.-1 nnd 31 att.ieks have b?i-n rjpjr-.::: ! ago that soaicDiie thought a', thcjt- ' i since July. 'ing up the tops of the hills ab::v t i But even greater tl'.riU;, nc.-;rj- , them, causing aval.mrhes which el- i lonr.er y.ir.boat o;Ti:e:.; :-,.: v i ten have proved ellcctive as th?y' 'staticnrd l-.ere, arc ex]Krici;c.i! n 1 5 the peri!ou= rapps i the up;:er river where rock-; ~, |unch:i:ieJ and the curjo:u in .^;'. jginge.s .•^li'.c'iiuics £nuhc$ tl;ro'.:^l. 15 kno'.s r»n hour. 1'iuicct Americans [ The ]iatrol xs on dutj ID p;.'.'.;:' on the first shot from her aft llirro- |Amrr;can lues anrt A:nL-rican CL,.;I- t pounder. Ncnc c£ the Mold -pivv. IIIUITC on au.l along the rurr M. : 'have yet scored a hit, b;.t navjl ol- ' "'u coLr.morct- is in o:l. ;r.-.v.i.U:i_; ficcrs fear cne if, bound 13 do rtlled down en the conceal?:! a:-, i tackers. ' i Latch- the bandits have rcnic in- i to possession ol some lielri-picccs : lamj no; long a.;o the gunbc.il T.i- | i (1 n a sent o;-.e of them r.yhr.- inn ' the air ivith a high-pxplosuf UN LEAGUE WITH THE BABIES When little girls wore copper-toed and tight-waisted dresses, and little boys wore kilts — what ol' the babies? Swathed in yards of clothes. Scrubbed with unknown soaps. Few of them expected to live during the dreaded second summer. Many of them suffer ing- countless ailments because nobody knew what to do. A glance back only a generation or so is enough to reveal how fortunate babies are today. Now there are soft, cool soaps . . . every aid in food that care and knowledge can prepare . . . sensible, light little clothes ... and such knowledge of sanitation and control of disease that every little baby should live and grow. • ,1:10 :ar? tiing oil ll:-;;i by '•\:-.f\\ ni:cl c^i;ic;!i lndH;::-.c. r .. i>;:-.: ' t;:r.cs naval aui'.cri'.ic* t;-,.'.: American vos.-cls u;i ;u-,d CC.VK i'! river and romctiincs '.i:; % y :-:.-.;. . aimed g-.ira-(is v.itli iv.;;i!'.ii\'--::-. | abtani them. On. 1 A:ii!::r.-.r. c - corn o^xr.r.v.s a ^!!:p,>lr... i.r-. ab^.l' a (i^^cn 1:0.11=; <:n iho IL\ , • About MOO inilc> ol r:vrr i.: ;> ' cf i porgos w!;crc ihcrc U f;.r.:i ' fee: tlilTfr.-nce b.-;«c,-:i 1 \\atcr and lew \\ater. I The Chliif-c r.hc.i: a; r -.•.-.- p.ir'.iy b.-iv.u -^L', f -;s lr.it cl'.cu iuniL to naval un i:,ii'.i>.:i! =. cxi tii r.. so :;;vAiriu!y :( oit'.ini/n.j .1 |>:;\.nc sh uicr big a.ini?. n:.-r Arc l',--. Cri-n.i;c.-s -no i.ivo Chinese are p:r.; i.!3rXj v. .'.; ,-ic;:T-ca i .r, .1 sooner o: later, vhic!: in all probability would me.in [lie loss or :, • gunbc-nt an:l perhaps of all c;~,' l»ard. IV)nls llavo -Ilu^c Iludtlers : Abcnt ;!00 officers .md sailers mn;i tl-.e American gunbon'.?;. Xcrniii;'- '.here arc six cf the crafi. cnr!: n.imcrl efler or,-? ol our inland ;;:, - jfefsl.or.s in the Pacific— m/:n.. Minan:lanao. Ouam. Oalui. \'y.;-^ and Tuliiui. tiv. % t\va newest e,'. ; which have a ,s;;r.l cf 18 km:-. But Ihc Moncracy and the I'.i'.t.-. which liorl brer e;;: of co;nini!;::>:; were iccentiy lint b.i:k into ?f:vi;'c> with tl-.o incrrai" rf b:>r.dilry. T!io Palos ligurea i;i t!ie ;r,r;st pp:r',.ic-.t- . !ar of rrcen: ;:i:i!b;,it exploits a . year .-no lust July whc-r.. as Chans. sha MSS !o:tcfi. i; made p.r.,j;:;:r : tiie o\.icnatlc:i of .,-1 American*.-.:s;l' i:u.'i ether foreigners there. , Tlii- bi:r.'.s are 5-hort anri ti'.c':* '• Hitidirs nre <r.r;mou- sn liiey car. ii-akc c;;-u-;; tuir.s at narrow poiu:< 1: ey ;iie armoreri ;it [lie bridge ar.d ' r;ll \ital spots and the yank cl-a !:vfr .-'.a:n.=; down b:]',!c;-prcof st,^?'. ni:ic;c-,vs. They uj-e eNprriencrd Ciii- '.- ne.-c p.lct.s. r;p.-i;n!ly on the d.ui- ^irc;;s upjie;' ii\ci.-. Many r.arrcv: : i c.uv-. item driest:; \\,\w I;-:EIIIC- . -.wilcn and A'JO.I! iwa vear. ago the, Mothers are indebted to advertisements for 'their news of these nursery aids . . . just as they are indebted for news of fascinating menus, fadeless curtains, sprighly dinnerware. Constantly, ways are being devised to make life happier, more comfortable for baby, the whole family. Laboratories clean and bright are scenes of goods being tested — being made safe and pure. When the testing is over, the perfecting done— advertisements hasten the goods to you. No longer marvel (the next time you buy something widely known) at how fresh, immaculate, fine it is. These are qualities you can be sure of in buying advertised merchandise . . . qualities you must be sure of in buying for the health of babies, children, any one. It is sitrprisinf/ how timely a«rf viial (he news in advertisements can be! Read them regularly.